Anxiolytics for smoking cessation.

  title={Anxiolytics for smoking cessation.},
  author={J. R. Hughes and Lindsay F. Stead and Tim Lancaster},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND There are two reasons to believe anxiolytics might help in smoking cessation. Anxiety may be a symptom of nicotine withdrawal. Second, smoking appears to be due, in part, to deficits in dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, all of which are increased by anxiolytics and antidepressants. OBJECTIVES The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of anxiolytic drugs in aiding long term smoking cessation. The drugs include buspirone; diazepam; doxepin; meprobamate; ondansetron… CONTINUE READING


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Characteristics of included studies [ordered by study ID

  • 1995

Effect of buspirone could not be separated

  • havioural therapy
  • 1991

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